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Unformatted text preview: Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Viral, Protozoal and Helminthic Infections Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Agent of infectious mononucleosis Association with late and post-adolescence is socioeconomic The mononucleosis refers to prevalence of peripheral B cells at some stage in the infection Transmission is by saliva Infection with EBV, often asymptomatically, is very common Most serious association is with certain cancers Burkitts lymphoma Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Cytomegalovirus , CMV Another very common herpesvirus Predominantly inapparent infection during childhood Clinical concerns If acquired by a nonimmune woman during pregnancy, it may cause congenital mental retardation or hearing loss If acqured from transplanted tissue, it may cause serious systemic infection May also cause serious infections in immunocompromised patients; cytomegalovirus retinitis affects many AIDS patients Classic Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers...
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